P.O.S.H.
SALE New British Royalty Flea Market Silver Vault Tabletop Kitchen Accessories Jewelry Kids Gift Card Close

Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief

Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief

$48.00

On the death of his father in 1936, Prince Edward became King Edward VIII. Shortly thereafter, the monarchy was thrown into crisis by Edward's desire to marry the twice-divorced American Mrs. Wallis Simpson. Edward was faced with a choice: renounce Wallis Simpson or abdicate the throne. He chose the latter option and his brother reluctantly became King George VI on December 11, 1936.

Produced in 1937, this captivating handkerchief celebrates what would have been the coronation of King Edward VIII. At center is a lavish, colorful crest featuring a photographic image of the handsome young Edward surrounded by British flags and the flora symbolizing England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Above this elaborate center crest is the Tudor crown topped with the Prince of Wales Feathers. 

Further telling the story of Edward as an adventurer across the span of the British Empire, are four vignettes in the corners of the handkerchief. These sepia-toned drawings depict Edward on horseback herding cattle in 1919 on his Canadian ranch; meeting an exotic local in the sandy desert during his Royal Tour of South Africa in 1925; with officials in Canberra on his well-received Royal Tour of Australia in 1920; and in Nepal standing over his first killed tiger during the (what is now considered disastrous) Royal Tour of India in 1921.  

This commemorative handkerchief is a fascinating treasure, a storied artifact that is sure to become a cherished addition in your coronation collection.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good vintage condition with faded spots of discoloration especially along fold lines as shown in the alternate images. Measures 12.75" x  13".

 

Learn More About Royal Memorabilia

As a means to commemorate historic events through the ages - including coronations; silver, golden and diamond jubilees; royal weddings and royal visits to distant lands - artisans and craftspeople were commissioned to create beautiful pieces of memorabilia. Highly collectible, they are much more than mementos of an event long past. They are lovely works, created to capture the spirit of their time as much as they capture our imaginations today.

May we also recommend…

Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief Vintage Edward VIII 1937 Handkerchief
P.O.S.H 2022 all rights reserved


| Online Policies
Site By Aeolidia